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“Casa Loma”
Review of Casa Loma

Casa Loma
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Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #16 of 515 things to do in Toronto
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Canada's majestic castle and Toronto’s premier historic attraction. In 1911, Sir Henry Pellatt engaged noted architect E.J. Lennox to help him realize a lifelong dream,the creation of an Edwardian castle on the top of a hill overlooking Toronto. It took 300 men nearly three years to complete the nearly to 200,000 square foot castle at a cost $3,500,000 (at the time). Situated on 5 acres, Casa Loma was the largest private residence in Canada. Sir Henry Pellatt with his wife Lady Mary enjoyed Casa Loma for less than ten years before financial misfortune forced him to abandon his home. The tour of the castle is self-guided. Visitors can experience the castle at their leisure with the aid of multimedia audio guides.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
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“Casa Loma”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Casa Loma is one of the true Toronto gems. Now nicely restaurated, it offers a wonderful series of concerts during the summer and different other activities year round! A true MUST SEE! And when you're there, it would be a great miss not to climb the Scottish tower - the view is worth every step...

Visited July 2016
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“Beautiful 100-year-old castle in Canada and real story about the owner, Sir Henry Pallett”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

H3 years ago my sister and I visited the Casa Loma for the first time in a cold winter day. We spent almost a whole day there, deeply attracted by the stories about the owner, Sir Henry Pallett and his wife, Lady Mary Pallett. The free Audio tour is really helpful! This March break I went to there again with my boys who are 12 and 9.They also loved listening to the stories in every corner. Although it was little bit crowded, the shows in medieval time were intreresting and the boys stayed there several hours. It even sparks their passion for travelling to Europe to visit more castles. It is a vivid history book!

Visited March 2017
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“Amazing site and rich history”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This place is absolutely stunning and a must see. The attention to detail in this place is phenomenal. When walking around, it is like a blast to the past, like history frozen in time. I would have given this five stars, but the parking situation was difficult. The lot was full pretty early. We luckily found one down the street (for visitors of the local school) that was a short hike (up a very steep hill) away. And as you can imagine, this is an extreme tourist destination and it was packed.

Visited August 2016
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“Casa Loma”
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The grounds were nice and the building kept up. Definitely get the City Pass to see this. Would have been very disappointed if I had paid full price. I had just visited the Biltmore earlier in the week and Casa Loma pales in comparison. Very medieval if you at into that sort of thing. The cafe door was surprisingly very good.

Visited March 2017
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“If you like old houses”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The theme is Medieval times so the activities are fun and original. This is different from the modern CN tower or the Ontario Science Centre. It is 2-3 long blocks from Dupont Subway Station and be ready to go uphill! They charge for bags/coats ($2 per bag/coat). You can spend quite a bit of time around so make sure to feed the children before.

Visited March 2017
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